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Fluttering visitors.

Even when in the house, my eye is caught by the butterflies fluttering by, that is enough to send me into the garden with my camera. The weather recently has beem sunny and warm, with not much wind,  it has … Continue reading

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The ants have been busy. My plant of the moment.

Once again, the ants have been busy in the woodland. It is a while since I have wandered in the woodland, because I know there isn’t anything interesting going on in there at the moment. Suddenly though, I saw some … Continue reading

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Is August a Washout. GBFD 2017.

As far as foliage is concerned, no , it isn’t a washout, it means that the foliage is nice and lush, not dry and struggling like it usually is in August. This month is trying to be the wettest August … Continue reading

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Blooms in August, 2017

August has been a very mixed month here for weather, lots of rain, and a fair bit of sunshine, but not enough! In spite of this, plants have been flourishing. Shrubs that normally would have dropped their flower buds for … Continue reading

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In the sunny side of the garden.

A few more alterations have been made recently to the gravel garden at the back, and a few more extras bought to “prettify” it. As you may remember I started altering this area as a place for the undergardener to … Continue reading

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The Backbone of the Summer Garden

Providing colour all the way through summer and autumn, but never really one of the stars of the garden, is the family of Hydrangeas . There are quite a few different varieties on offer at the garden centres, with new … Continue reading

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My plant of the moment in late July.

I was amazed when lots of buds suddenly popped up in the border by the driveway.  I was delighted when they turned out to be buds of  Agapanthus which I had bought many years ago and were being rather slow to … Continue reading

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GBFD for July 2017.

First of all I would like to apologise to all those of you who haven’t heard from me for a while. I seem to be having problems leaving comments of various blogs, blogs that I have commented on for years … Continue reading

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Bloom Day in July 2017

Taking a wander round the garden yesterday morning, there was so much colour that I decided to take the photos for today’s post. We have had hot, humid weather in July and thank goodness, a day of non stop rain … Continue reading

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My new Plant of the Moment.

New flowers are opening faster than I can photograph them, but the ones that are filling the garden with colour at the moment belong to the Day Lilies or Hemerocallis. Even though the flowers only last for one day, there … Continue reading

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